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  • Readers Poll

    Thanks to the Modern Drummer for the award as best drummer in the “World“ category

    29 de March de 2019
  • Column by Kiko Freitas on the Modern Drummer Magazine Dec/2018

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    17 de February de 2019
  • A day of drums/percussion

    January 26, 2019

    9 de January de 2019
  • Readers Pool

    Nomination for the category World in the Modern Drummer Readers Pool.

    1 de December de 2018
  • Going to Sweden

    Jazz Across Continents - October 16 - 20th 2018

    15 de October de 2018
  • Oficina de Música de Curitiba

    From January 17 - 20th 2019, in Curitiba PR, Brasil

    15 de October de 2018
  • Kiko Freitas at the Paiste Official Website

    Check out Kiko Freitas' profile at the Paiste Official Website. 

    15 de October de 2018

Tour dates

  • 22
    Nov
    2019
    Festival Jacarezinho
    Paraná
    To be- confirmed
    28
    Nov
    2019
    João Bosco
    Aracajú/SE
    To be- confirmed
    30
    Nov
    2019
    Festival de Paulo Afonso
    Paulo Afonso/BA
    To be- confirmed
    08
    Dec
    2019
    João Bosco - Minas Tênis Clube
    Belo Horizonte/MG
    To be- confirmed
  • 08
    Dec
    2019
    João Bosco
    Belo Horizonte/MG
    To be- confirmed
    10
    Dec
    2019
    Kiko Freitas
    Maceió/AL
    To be- confirmed
    14
    Dec
    2019
    João Bosco Virada Cultural
    São Paulo/SP
    To be- confirmed
    15
    Dec
    2019
    João Bosco Virada Cultural
    São Paulo/SP
    To be- confirmed
  • 21
    Dec
    2019
    João Bosco - Festival
    Vitória da Conquista/BA
    To be- confirmed
    11
    Jan
    2020
    João Bosco Teatro Rival RJ
    Rio de Janeiro RJ
    08:00- 11:00 p.m.
    09
    Feb
    2020
    Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
    Winnipeg - Canada
    To be- confirmed

    Discography

    • Vento Bravo

      Nosso Trio

      Nelson Farias, Kiko Freitas e Ney Conceição

    • Dança das Águas

      Alon & Joca, NDR Bigband

    • Olympics - Games of Passion

      Featuring: Daniela Mercury & NDR Bigband

    Biography

    Kiko Freitas was born in Porto Alegre, Brasil, in a family of musicians, poets and artists, in august 16th,1969. As a professional drummer since 1987,he performed with great artists, such as: Michel Legrand, Nico Assumpção, João Bosco, Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Frank Gambale, Lee Ritenour, John Patitucci, John Beasley, Jeff Richman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Jeff Andrews, Hubert Laws, John Leftwich, Wolf Kerschek, Lars Jansson, Nils Landgren, James Genus, Ivan Lins, Hamilton de Holanda, Leila Pinheiro, Armando Marçal, Luiz Eça, Francis Hime, Vladyslav Sendecki, NDR Big Band, Thomas Törnhaden, Peter Knudsen, among many others. As an educator, Kiko has been carrying out many clinics in Brazil and around the world, participating as a teacher in events like: National Brazilian Drummers Festival, Curso Internacional de Verão-EMB, Masters of the Drums Workshop, Salão Internacional da Bateria, Encontro Latino Americano de Percussão (UFSM), Curitiba Memorial, Conservatório de MPB, Göteborg Music University, Malmö Music University and Stockholm Royal Achademy of Music (Sweden), Hochschule Für Music und Theater- Hamburg, Conservatorium Von Amsterdam, University from Rotherdam, California Jazz Conservatory (USA), Columbus University (OH-USA), University of Louisville (KY-USA). Kiko Freitas plays with João Bosco since 1999, touring extensively in Brazil, USA and Europe, performing in many international jazz festivals, such as: Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival, Salzau Jazz Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Eldena Jazz Festival, Jazz Baltica, Internacionales Jazz Festival Bingen Swingt, Hamburg Jazz Open, Festival Internacional de Jazz de Granada, Ludwigshafen Enjoy Jazz, Jazz Classics Basel, Jazz Fest Sarajevo, Las Palmas Rrincón Jazz, Madrid Jazz Festival, Gijón Festival, All Blues Jazz Recitals, Istanbul Caz Jazz Festival, Kaunas Jazz Festival, Musiques Sur L’ile, Jazz Stars in Krakow, Skopje Jazz Festival, Toulouse Jazz Sur Son, Red Sea Jazz Festival. Kiko was elected Best Drummer in World Music by the Modern Drummer Magazine, in 2019. Kiko Freitas is endorsed by Vic Firth Drumsticks, Paiste Cymbals, Pearl Drums, Urban Boards Drum Shoes and Gavazzi Cases.

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    The idea of this DVD-Book is to show the student and musician my vision and approach aplying some of the most important brazilian rhythms and styles on the drum set. Its is very important to remember that the best way to understand and get to know any music style is to listen and play these styles, living and breathing them deeply and also getting to know the masters and the recordings that best represent the music you want to learn. I would like to thank all the great drummers who came before, opening the way to the new generations and giving form to the percussive tradition from Brazil on the drum set.

    CONTENTS
    – Layers of Samba
    – Independence Applied to The Samba Groove
    – Independence – Left Hand Drives – Right Hand Combinations
    – Brushes I – Samba – Part 1
    – Brushes II – Bossa Nova & Sound Possibilities
    Extras:
    – Application in the music Rio, by Nelson Faria.
    – Live Drum Cam – Incompatibilidade de Gênios (João Bosco)
    – Live Drum Cam – Bala com Bala (João Bosco)

    This DVD is an excerpt from the app “Kiko Freitas # 1 – Three basic strokes”. Totaling 50 minutes, it deals with 3 types of stokes: tap, up stroke, accent without rebound, paradiddle-diddle, flam accent and combinations between them.

    Besides the full content of the App and the extras with João Bosco, Francis Hime, Nosso Trio and solos, the DVD also presents a lesson on independence applied to samba.

    CONTENTS

    – Introduction
    – Tap
    – Up stroke
    – Accent without rebound
    – Accent without rebound + Up stroke
    – Accent without rebound + Tap + Up stroke
    – Single stroke #1
    – Single stroke #2
    – Single stroke #3
    – Single stroke #4
    – Paradiddle
    – Paradiddle-diddle
    – Flam accent
    – Solo

    The idea of this App is to show the student and musician my vision and approach applying some of the most important Brazilian rhythms and styles on the drum set. It is very important to remember that the best way to understand and get to know any music style is to listen and play these styles, living and breathing them deeply and also getting to know the masters and the recordings that best represent the music you want to learn. I would like to thank all the great drummers who came before, opening the way to the new generations and giving form to the percussive tradition from Brazil on the drum set.

    CONTENTS

    BRAZILIAN RHYTHMS SERIES
    – Layers of Samba
    – Independence Applied to The Samba Groove
    – Independence – Left Hand Drives – Right Hand Combinations
    – Brushes I – Samba – Part 1
    – Brushes I – Samba – Part 2
    – Brushes II – Bossa Nova & Sound Possibilities
    – Brushes III – Bossa Nova
    – Brushes IV – Groove & Drive Variations
    – Brushes + Sticks – Independence for the Left Foot
    – Brushes + Sticks – Sound Possibilities
    – Samba Grooves in 3/4
    – Samba Grooves in 5/4 + 5/8
    – Samba Grooves in 7/8 + 7/4

    BOOKS
    Toque Junto Bossa Nova Bateria – Kiko Freitas

    PDF LESSONS WITH AUDIO
    Brazilian Rhythms fro Drumset – A Contemporary Concept (2003)

    THREE BASIC STROKES (free)
    – Introduction
    – Tap
    – Up stroke
    – Accent without rebound
    – Accent without rebound + Up stroke
    – Accent without rebound + Tap + Up stroke
    – Single stroke #1
    – Single stroke #2
    – Single stroke #3
    – Single stroke #4
    – Paradiddle
    – Paradiddle-diddle
    – Flam accent
    – Solo
    Duration: 30 minutes

    To all who have been asking, now I am opening some hours for Skype lessons. If you are interested, send an email to kikofreitas@kikofreitas.com.br

    My best regards. Thank you!

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